Catching Up and Getting Ahead

Again this summer, we are collaborating with the Museum of the City of New York to offer FREE one-to-one tutoring in foundational reading skills to struggling readers currently in third grade. Students will also participate in exciting museum education experiences, such as photography, map and model making. Details are below. 

  • Participants must have been born in 2008 and be entering fourth grade in September 2017. They should have specific difficulty in basic decoding skills. 
  • Students will be screened at Everyone Reading prior to the start of the program to be sure that they will need/benefit from it and to establish a baseline for their tutoring. 
  • The program will begin June 30 with Pretesting at Everyone Reading. After that, the program will run from July 5 – 28, Monday – Friday, 12:30-3:30pm at the Museum of the City of New York.  Students must be present every day to benefit from the program. Absence or lateness will be cause for dismissal.
  • Each child will receive one hour of individualized, one-to-one tutoring in foundational reading skills (phonics and fluency) in the Wilson Reading System.  The tutoring will be provided by experienced teachers who are earning their Wilson Level I Certification.  
  • In addition, each child will participate in two hours of small-group, hands-on museum education experiences, such as photography, map making, and model building, with a focus on the history and geography of New York City.

Please contact Laura Guerrero (; 917-903-2531) for more information and/or an application.



The Everyone Reading After-School Tutoring Program will take place once a week from November 1, 2016 through May 23, 2017.  STUDENTS MUST BE CURRENTLY IN THIRD GRADE AND BORN IN 2008. Each selected student will have 60 minutes of small-group tutoring each session in phonics, using Wilson Reading System materials and methodology. The Wilson Reading Program is especially effective in improving decoding and spelling skills. The program does not address vocabulary development or comprehension.

Enrolling in the Everyone Reading after-school program requires a major commitment on the part of the student and the student’s parent or guardian. The program will take place at Everyone Reading, 30 Broad Street, suite 402, New York, NY 10004. No transportation or refreshments will be provided.  Students MUST attend all sessions. Absence will be cause for dismissal

There will be three tutoring groups of four students each: Monday from 3:30 to 4:30; Monday, from 4:45 to 5:45; Tuesday, from 3:30 to 4:30. 

To be sure that this program is the most appropriate one for each student, we will screen applicants and select those who will benefit most. Based on the screening, children will be placed in appropriate groups. 

To request and application, please contact Laura Guerrero, She will send you an application and schedule a screening. 

Other options:

If your child was born before 2008 or is in a grade higher than 3rd, we suggest looking into assistive technology, which might help. Assistive Technology (AT) is an umbrella term that refers to any device or tool that can help a student compensate for difficulties in completing activities. AT can mitigate weaknesses in a child’s learning by providing alternative methods of task completion and information processing. AT can help a child meet his or her individualized needs. There many forms of AT that are designed to address a wide variety of learning and developmental challenges. Should you have any questions about AT, you can always contact Mark Surabian. He is the expert on AT and a very nice guy. He is always willing to give some really good advice:

Mark Surabian, Assistive Technology Consultant 


Also, starting in September, Hunter College's Department of Special Education will be offering a tutoring program for struggling students in grades 1-12. The program will run 2 days a week, one hour each day, at Hunter College. Students will be pre-tested to ascertain their needs, and the lessons will be designed accordingly. If you are interested in this program, you can reach Clinical Professor William H. Longsworth ( or (212) 772-4635.

If you are in need of private tutoring and/or referrals for evaluations, please contact our Information and Referral hotline ( or 917-903-2870). Please include the type of service(s) you are looking for, as well as your geographic location.